The Vox, Birmingham’s newest conference centre, will hold its first collaborative event with the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in November 2015.
UBM, organisers of Care Show – the UK’s largest exhibition for those responsible for the care of older people – will take 7,000sqm at the NEC for an exhibition, as well as 2,115sqm at the Vox for an international dementia conference. The conference will be a first collaboration with organiser University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC). The organiser is expecting 900 delegates to attend across two days.
It will be the first co-location event for not only the Vox but also in Care Show’s 11-year history, with UBM citing the proximity of the two venues as a key reason for hosting this simultaneous event.
Located in Resorts World, on the NEC site, the Vox offers five purpose-built meeting suites and a foyer overlooking Pendigo Lake.
Chris Edwards, event director of the Care Show Portfolio says: “It’s fantastic to be able to run two important, complementary events simultaneously. The subject of dementia is very topical and with the UK care home market currently estimated to be worth in excess of £10bn, the Care Show and International Dementia Conference will be an unparalleled opportunity to challenge assumptions about dementia care.
“Thanks to the venues’ close proximity to each other the conference will flow freely into the exhibition, allowing plenty of time for delegates to take part in plenary and breakout sessions as well as meet new, inspirational providers of services for those working in care today.”
James Elston, sales director at the Vox, says: “The Vox is located just steps away from the NEC, enabling organisers the opportunity to run powerful, collaborative events like this one. We’re looking forward to welcoming UBM to the Vox and helping them make this year’s event their best yet.”
The Vox is managed by the team at the ICC Birmingham.